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4 Cup Teams Penalized, Lose Chicagoland Practice Time

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NASCAR announced late Tuesday it will dock four teams of practice time during this weekend’s myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway for infractions occurring during last weekend’s even at Richmond International Raceway. Jeb Burton and his No. 23 BK Racing Toyota will lose 30 minutes of practice Friday for multiple infractions. The team was late to both …

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2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

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4 Burning Questions: Which Road Course Will Put On the Better Show?

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1. WHICH ROAD RACE — XFINITY OR TRUCKS — WILL PUT ON A BETTER SHOW? It used to be that fans decried tracks that had cars turning right, saying stock cars didn’t belong on the twisting turns of Riverside, Watkins Glen and Sears Point. After a decade of great races on these types of tracks, …

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BK Racing Makes Driver Swap Between Jeb Burton & JJ Yeley

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BK Racing announced a ride swap between Jeb Burton and JJ Yeley that will begin next weekend at Darlington Raceway. These ride swaps are not uncommon as teams look for ways to improve the core of its operation. Burton will now pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry with crew chief Joe Williams. Williams worked with …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Summertime Blues

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. As per normal, news from the racing circuit has hit a low ebb as folks busy themselves with their summer vacations and NFL players report to the summer camps in preparation for the beginning of the preseason, which effectively takes over the sports universe despite NASCAR’s once high …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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Kyle Busch Paces 2015 Windows 10 400 Happy Hour at Pocono

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Looking for his fourth straight victory, Kyle Busch and the rest of Joe Gibbs Racing are dialed-in at Pocono Raceway this weekend. The bright green No. 18 M&M’s Toyota was quickest on the speed charts once again in preparation for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono with a lap time of 51.358 seconds (175.240 mph) after …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Much like last week at Sonoma, this week’s race will require a bit of luck for your NASCAR Fantasy Live team. For the season opening Daytona 500 I try to pick drivers all starting towards the rear of the field to maximize place-differential points while minimizing the risk from a driver crashing out. Normally by …

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Danica Patrick Leads Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3-4 in Cup Happy Hour at Daytona

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The final practice session of the day at Daytona International Speedway was far calmer than the first. There was still some drafting on-track, but it was mainly of the single-file variety. In addition, a group of drivers focused their on-track time on single-car runs. In the draft, Hendrick Motorsports’ engine program showed its strength. Cars …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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This week, the racers will be doing something they only do two times a year: turning right. The teams are in wine country for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, this year’s first Sprint Cup attempt on a road course. This race is one where some underdogs will rise to the forefront, announcers saying …

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